I tucked that idea away in my mind, filed under "great ideas I'd love to try", and then last week, I became really excited when I was reading our local newspaper and a photograph of a Little Free Library installed in the front yard of someone in our community jumped out at me. The accompanying article described how some local citizens are working to promote the movement in Kitchener-Waterloo, and provided a website to visit to learn more and to get involved.
I'm planning on ordering one of the little house kits that a local woodworker and contractor have created, so that our family can build a Little Free Library of our own. I have visions of filling it with gently used children's books, and then watching joyfully as the neighbourhood children discover it and hopefully make good use of it. If you live in Kitchener-Waterloo and would like to become involved in this worthwhile community project, you can visit the Little Libraries of KW website for more information. If you live elsewhere, you can look at this map to see if there are Little Free Library locations near you!